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Tui Ora - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Mental Health of Older People Service (Pāhake Whaiora Primary Care Service)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health



Age Groups

Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process
  • Community providers
  • TDHB (for secondary element of service)
  • Self referral

The Pāhake Whaiora Primary Care service works alongside pāhake (older) people who are experiencing early stage dementia, and age-related conditions including mental health and addiction problems.  This community-based service is available for whānau throughout Taranaki.  The service can work with community providers to: Navigate pathways for older persons in community and hospital settings, support pāhake and their whānau in this stage of their lives, provide whānau ora based interventions that best help their individual situation such as providing cultural support.

For more information please view the Tui Ora website

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 1:16PM on January 20, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Tui Ora - Mental Health & Addiction Services.